8-K 1 brhc10016458_8k.htm 8-K

Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  November 2, 2020 (October 30, 2020)

South Plains Financial, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

5219 City Bank Parkway
Lubbock, Texas
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

(806) 792-7101
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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Item 8.01
Other Events.
On October 30, 2020, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of South Plains Financial, Inc. (the “Company”) approved the resumption of the Company’s stock repurchase program (the “Program”).  The Program commenced in March 2020 but repurchases under the Program were temporarily suspended by the Board in April 2020 in light of the uncertainties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and surrounding events. At the time that the Program was temporarily suspended, the Company had repurchased 4,700 shares under the Program totaling approximately $61,000.  The Program authorized the Company’s repurchase of up to $10 million of the Company’s outstanding common stock.  The Board has also extended the expiration date of the Program from April 15, 2021 until November 5, 2021, subject to certain limitations and conditions.  A copy of the Company’s press release announcing the Program is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Under the Program, the Company may repurchase shares of common stock from time to time in open market purchases or privately negotiated transactions. Any open market repurchases will be conducted in accordance with the limitations set forth in Rule 10b-18 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and other applicable legal requirements.  Repurchases may also be made pursuant to a trading plan under Rule 10b5-1 under the Exchange Act, which would permit shares to be repurchased when the Company might otherwise be precluded from doing so because of self-imposed trading blackout periods or other regulatory restrictions. The extent to which the Company repurchases its shares, and the timing of such repurchases, will depend upon a variety of factors, including the performance of the Company’s stock price, general market and economic conditions, regulatory requirements, availability of funds, and other relevant considerations, as determined by the Company. There is no assurance that the Company will repurchase any shares under the Program, and the Company may, in its discretion, begin or terminate repurchases at any time prior to the Program’s expiration, without any prior notice.
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Press release, dated November 2, 2020, announcing the stock repurchase program

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated:  November 2, 2020
/s/ Curtis C. Griffith
Curtis C. Griffith
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer